Today, I feel especially loved. I mentioned my friend Robin who inspires me to be inspired. Her Etsy shop has some really fun and imaginative things. I drooled for months (and it felt like years) over a couple of necklaces she made, and they are now mine. I have been fingering the necklaces and the sachets and all I can think of is how lucky I am to know someone who is so creative, gifted, and willing to share her light with me.
The sachets were made from quilt tops that she has repurposed. When I smell the lavender and finger the fabric, my mind goes back to the first part of the last century to a different place. I can see a housewife pondering over bolts of fabric looking for the right one to add just that touch of a special something to the top of a quilt.
When I was a kid, my granny had some old skeleton keys that I thought were the coolest things in the world. Though they opened nothing, they fueled my imagination ... probably I watched too much Upstairs Downstairs when I was a kid - well, that or Sherlock Holmes movies. So these keys make me think back to what secrets were hidden away by a woman wearing an overly severe black dress with a touch of lace only at the cuffs and the neckline.
I have a serious case of the warm fuzzies, doesn't even matter that it is over 100F outside!